Rotary Club of Balclutha

8 November 2018

T&C membership subs are overdue. All Rotary club members must have T&C membership due to liquor licence rules.
If any members have issues with meals at T&C, please notify Donna so she can discuss with Jude. We will be served buffet style desserts from now on.
Our club still needs a President-Elect. All training is paid for by district, there is no cost to the individual.
Survey from Rotary International is to be completed by all members by 20 November (see link at end of bulletin).
With limited volunteers available for the South Otago A&P Show on Saturday 24th November, the Rotary stall will be cancelled and our chocolate wheel will be run from 11am-4pm at Hewitt's Tractor Services site with Wayne.
Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th December is the Senior Citizens Christmas lunch at Rosebank Lodge, Don needs a team of 8 volunteers each day to serve drinks from 11am-12noon.
The last club meeting for the year on Thursday 13th December will be at the Creative Arts Centre on Clyde Street. Dinner will be catered by Allan Roulston and Christine C will need numbers to be confirmed.
Phone books have left the printers at Palmerston North and most delivery areas have been assigned to volunteers. After next meeting and meal, the maps and books can be picked up from storage for delivery. It is important to note the list attached to some maps of the addresses that have opted out of receiving a copy, as if it is reported we are fined $50 for a book delivered in error and we earn 45c per book delivered.
After meeting John Cosgrove as the speaker last week, John was at Rosebank School's Purple Friday and printed a story in the Clutha Leader about raising funds for End Polio.
 23 present | 12 apologies
Friday 9th – fish n chips at Joan's
Saturday 10th - District Car Rally Fun Day in Cromwell with                               free entry to Highlands Museum
Thursday 15th – collect phone books after meal & meeting
                       - Directors meeting
Thursday 22nd – deliver phone books then takeaways at Joan's
Saturday 24th – South Otago A&P Show
(contact Wayne to volunteer)
Saturday 1st – Clutha Christmas Parade midday-2:30pm
(contact Wayne to volunteer)
Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th – serving drinks at Senior Citizens Christmas lunch (contact Don to volunteer)
Thursday 13th – last meeting for 2018 at Creative Arts Centre on Clyde Street.
Thursday 24th – first meeting for 2019
from Christine C
"People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will not forget how you made them feel."
Speakers of the Evening
Paul and Trent from Kaka Point Surf Life Saving introduced us to the many things involved with being members of their club. There are 74 Surf Life Saving clubs across New Zealand, with around 17,000 members. The Kaka Point club was founded in 1932 and is the second southernmost club after Oreti!
The three main roles of the club are to patrol beaches, perform marine rescues, participate in competitions. Volunteers patrol the beach between November and February and there are paid guards between 10am-6pm for six weeks over the summer holiday period.
Surf Life Saving clubs provide training for safety skills and confidence in sea water for children in the Nippers programme and members train in IRB racing to collect patients, board, ski and tube rescue and canoe racing in which the short course is a distance of 500m! KPSLSC made a 2nd placing in South Island competition and Trent's under 19 team made finals at national competition. New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships are only in the South Island once every four years, this year in Gisborne then Mount Maunganui next year. With a canoe worth thousands of dollars and one paddle about $500, it can be an expensive sport! Members canoe up and down the river for training and Trent explained how much being a member of the club helps increase skills and stamina for life guarding fitness. Surf Life Saving is a charity before a sport, but the sport aspect complements training to replicate real life rescue.
Clubs get little funding from Surf Life Saving New Zealand, so rely on club membership subs, grants and fundraising. Kaka Point needs a new Inflatable Rescue Boat and will be rebuilding the club rooms in two stages in the next 12 months.
Paul and Trent told about some rescues they'd been involved with, reminding us of the importance of swimming between the flags. Guards are trained in recognising hazards and place the flags to be proactive about prevention of risks. There is no doubt that there would be many people who wouldn't make it back to shore without the help of their excellent training and rescue skills. Huge thanks to Kaka Point Surf Life Saving for keeping us safe at our beautiful beach!
Upcoming Events
District 9980 Conference 2019
Oamaru Opera House
Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Past Speakers
Dec 06, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
Nov 08, 2018
View entire list
Thursdays at 5:30pm for 6:00pm meal
South Otago Town & Country Club
1 Yarmouth Street
For apologies please phone
Joan Hasler 418 2627 or 0274180626
before 1pm Thursday.
After 1pm call T&C Club 418 1522
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Rotary Foundation Director/Chair
  Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29
Ali A Kevin H Fergus M
Wayne E Stu H Lynda M
Daniel F Mary J Chris M
Steve G Susan L Jill P
Cliff G Tania L Nick S
Club Forms
Log in to ClubRunner to find under "Private Documents"
Introducing New Members an orientation guide.
Any information, images or links to include in the club bulletin please email Rebecca at
Rotary International
Survey to complete by 20 November to help Rotary International document the service that Rotary clubs do around the world.
Survey link for Rotary Club of Balclutha:
You can request support and ask questions by writing to
Thank you. We appreciate your help!
13 Nov
in November
Fergus M - 20yrs
Balclutha Rotary Club email
Clutha District Rotary website
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
Rotary International website